Sure, you can get a free donut today, but you’ll probably have to wait in line. More interesting, though, is the story behind National Donut Day.
In France during World War I. Salvation Army workers served coffee and donuts to soldiers in the trenches. The Salvation Army started National Donut Day during the Great Depression to raise money and awareness for their programs.
Here’s where you can get a free donut today:
Dunkin’ Donuts – free donut with the purchase of a drink at participating stores.
Krispy Kreme – one free donut, no purchase necessary.
They may not be giving out free donuts, but make sure to check out one of these local STL donut shops today:
- World’s Fair Donuts
- Donut Drive-In
- Old Town Donuts
- The Donut Stop
- Vincent Van Donut
- Pharaoh’s Donuts
- Strange Donuts